Rauf has been an important cog in Pakistan's pace battery in white-ball cricket, particularly in T20Is
Haris Rauf, a fast bowler for Pakistan, says that every player wants to wear a Test cap. Pakistan is ready for an all-important clash against England in a three-game Test series later in December.
Rauf has been an important cog in Pakistan's pace battery in white-ball cricket, particularly in T20Is, since his debut in 2020.
He has developed excellent new ball bowling skills in T20Is and has a remarkable ability to bowl fast yorkers at the death, which he was used to bowling in tape-ball cricket before taking up cricket as a profession.
In the absence of Shaheen Shah Afridi, who is currently out with a knee injury and recovering from an appendix operation, Haris Rauf is likely to get a chance in the Test series against England.
"First of all, I would thank Allah Almighty, we played the final of the World Cup, and there were very good performances as a team," said Rauf while speaking on the sidelines of a team dinner in Islamabad.
"And on an individual level, my goal was to give my best, plus I had some idea regarding the Australian tracks. My best deliveries and whatever the wicket demands, I was bowling according to that, and I got success.
"It is the dream of every player to don a Test cap; I have been with the squad for a while but haven't made my debut," he said on getting a potential shot in Test cricket.
"If I get a chance and receive my Test cap, I'll try to implement whatever I have learned. I have been with the squad for the 6-7 series and have some experience. I've worked a lot in the nets and will try to execute that in the game."
Pakistan and England will face each other in the first Test, which starts December 1 at Rawalpindi. The second and third Tests will be played at Multan and Karachi, respectively.